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Aster novae-angliae

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More About Aster novae-angliae

  • AKA Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
  • Large, rose-purple flowers, consisting of numerous rays around a yellow centre
  • Upright habit with narrow, hairy, green leaves, up to 10 cm long
  • Bloom Time: August to October

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

100-125 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Purple (deep)
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New England Aster Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in full sun and an average to moist soil. Needs good air circulation to limit mildew issues and prevent the bottom foliage from dropping. Pinch back 1/3 of the foliage twice before early summer, to maintain shape and foliage vigour. May require staking. Excellent for naturalizing open areas along railroads, roadsides and waste areas.


Aster novae-angliae Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Roadside planting
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Aster novae-angliae